2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
No longer offered in Trimester 3 from 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 3-hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums
This unit explores the processes involved in learning a language, and how these are researched using notions such as error analysis, contrastive analysis and learner language. It considers how the acquired language is studied, and the relationship between first and additional language acquisition. Among the factors discussed are learner variability, silent period and language production, and cognitive effects of second language acquisition.
Other topics covered include the features of the sociocultural context of language learning that influence acquisition and the experience of language immersion.
The unit explores also features of the second language classroom that impact the acquisition, including feedback and noticing, teacher-role and learning strategies.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ETL711 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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